After having been associated with the Orlando Festival during ten years, Leonie Curvers has left the organisation as of March 1, 2020.
A booklet full of practical information about your stay at Rolduc. Useful for both visitors and participants. Download your version here...
The program of 2019 completes the original repertoire of arrangements with the works of Zemlinsky and Reger.
Hans Kox (1930-2019) will be the central composer of Orlando 2019. A choice of about two hours from his rich chamber music oeuvre will be performed.
You can watch the lastest Orlando documentary here!
Enjoy wonderful music, interesting interviews and beautiful images. This documentary was made during the 37th edition of the Orlando Festival from 9 - 19 August 2018.
It will show you what the Orlando Festival is about and hopefully also convey a little bit of the elusive Orlando magic.
Work is under way on the Orlando 2019 programming, which will take place from 8-18 August. From January onwards you can register for participation in the festival or for a visit (with or without an overnight stay at the Rolduc Abbey). Then we will also announce most of the musicians. From March onwards, the full programming of the afternoon and evening concert series will be published on this website.
Every year participants of the Orlando Festival receive, upon arrival at Rolduc, a partcipants guide. This year we will publsihed it already online. In this guide you will find practical information, floorplans of Rolduc and a participants list.
The program of the 21 afternoon and evening concerts is ready, the precise programs will be published soon on the Orlando website.
Orlando 2018 tries to present a fair share of baroque ((including Vivaldi's Four Seasons, one of his bassoon concerts and many pieces by Bach!), classical, romantic, 20th century and 21st century repertoire. And in addition - as you are used to - a lot of attention for Dutch chamber music.
Watch the documentary of the last Orlando Festival edition on our YouTube Channel!
Enjoy some beautiful music and get a sense of that (hard to describe) Orlando Feeling!
The Foundation Chamber Music Limburg has decided that after four successful editions of the Orlando Competition - the former Charles Hennen Competition - the focus in 2018 will be on the educational guidance of young professional ensembles. A couple of promising and talented ensembles will be invited by the Orlando Festival to participate in the Orlando Master Class. The ensembles will be performing on various stages during the Orlando Festival as part of their education.
Ad ’s-Gravesande, Chairman
Last night Behn Quartet (musicians from Holland, the UK and New Zealand) was awarded the first prize, the Charles Hennen Prize, in the Orlando Competition 2017. This year’s edition was being held for international string quartets. During the well visited final round, held in the Limburgzaal of Parkstad Limburg Theatre Heerlen, the Behn Quartet played impressive interpretations of the most recent work of Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies (2016) and String Quartet no. 2, ‘Intimate Letters’ of Janáček.
At Orlando it counts how much you enjoy playing, not how well you play!
Watch the trailer of the documentary of last years edition.
The Orlando Master Class is well known nationally as well as internationally. Why?